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Fun with Food

Repeated meal prepping, cooking, and healthy eating can quickly become predictable and mundane.   With a lack of variety and excitement in the kitchen, it can be hard to follow through with special diets and good eating habits.  Take the time to spice up the appearance of your food, rather than just its taste.  Allow your creative juices to flow and have fun transforming your foods … Continue reading Fun with Food

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Nourished Food Festival

Last weekend, Derek and I were lucky enough to attend the Nourished Food Festival in our area.  The Nourished Festival takes place in ten different cities around the U.S. and is the largest gluten free, allergy, and special diet consumer event.  The expos cater to those with food allergies, sensitivities, and auto-immune/inflammatory diseases and allow communities to sample and purchase new products, meet brand ambassadors, … Continue reading Nourished Food Festival

Creamy Spaghetti with Mushrooms (Gluten & Dairy Free)

Ingredients ♥ 1lb spaghetti (gluten free)♥ 2 tbs. minced garlic♥ 8 oz Kite Hill Original Almond Milk Cream Cheese♥ 2 scallions, chopped ♥ 1-2 packages of sliced mushrooms♥ 2 tbs. ghee ♥ Salt & pepper to taste Directions ➊ Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil on high. Cook the spaghetti according to package directions then drain. ➋ While pasta is cooking, heat … Continue reading Creamy Spaghetti with Mushrooms (Gluten & Dairy Free)

Kale, Potatoes, & Sausage

Ingredients ♥ Red potatoes, cut in half and boiled in salted water ♥ Salt, pepper, & thyme to taste♥ Chicken sausage (or meat of choice)♥ 1 medium onion, sliced ♥ 1 tbsp. garlic, minced ♥ 1 kale bundle, leaves removed & chopped♥ 3 tbs. ghee Directions ➊ Heat 2 tbs. of gee in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add potatoes (cut side down) and cook … Continue reading Kale, Potatoes, & Sausage

Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Ingredients♥ 2-3 overripe bananas (mashed)♥ ¼ cup ghee ♥ ¼ cup creamy almond butter♥ 2 tbs. pure maple syrup♥ 1 tsp. vanilla extract♥ 2 eggs♥ ½ gluten free baking flour ♥ ½ tsp. baking powder♥ ¼ tsp. baking soda ♥ ½ tsp. sea salt ♥ ½ tsp. cinnamon ♥ chocolate chips Directions➊ Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a bread pan with butter spray if necessary. … Continue reading Paleo Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Ingredients Cake Chocolate Ganache ♥ ¼ tsp. salt ♥ 1 tsp. vanilla extract♥ 3 large eggs♥ ½ Dutch process cocoa powder♥ ½ cup unsalted butter ♥ ¾ cup granulated sugar ♥ 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips or chopped chocolate ♥ ½ cup heavy cream ♥ 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips or chopped chocolate Directions Cake Chocolate Ganache ➊ Preheat oven to 375°F and grease a round 8-Inch cake pan with nonstick … Continue reading Flourless Chocolate Cake

Understanding How Covid-19 mRNA Vaccines Work

“Herd immunity occurs when a critical mass of people become immune to a pathogen like SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19. With enough people immune to the virus, the chain of transmission is halted”. On the road to herd immunity, vaccination speeds the journey Continue reading Understanding How Covid-19 mRNA Vaccines Work

Frozen Blueberry Yogurt Banana Coins

Ingredients♥ 1 cup of fresh blueberries♥ 1 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt♥ 2-3 bananas Directions➊ Cut up bananas into coin-like shapes.➋ Heat up (microwave is easiest) and mash blueberries in a large bowl. ➌ Mix in Greek yogurt.➍ Dip banana coins into yogurt mixture and place on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.➎ Freeze for at least 3 hours (overnight is best!). Enjoy! 🍴  … Continue reading Frozen Blueberry Yogurt Banana Coins

Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins

Ingredients♥ 1 ½ cups King Arthur Gluten-Free All-Purpose Baking Mix♥ ½ sugar♥ 4 tbsp. melted butter or ¼ cup vegetable oil♥ 2 large eggs♥ Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Chips♥ ½ milk (or Almond Breeze Unsweetened Almondmilk)♥ ½ tsp. gluten-free vanilla extract♥ ¾ cup  fresh blueberries Directions➊ Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a standard muffin tin with papers.➋ In a large bowl, stir together … Continue reading Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins

Very Berry Smoothie

Ingredients♥ 1 fresh kiwi♥ 1 cup of Almond Breeze Unsweetened Original Almondmilk♥ 1 Silk Almondmilk Yogurt Alternative: Mixed Berry Acai♥ 1 ripe banana (optional)♥ 1 scoop of ice cubes ♥ 1 cup of frozen fruit mixture (strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, etc.) Directions➊ Combine all the ingredients in a blender and pulsate until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve. Enjoy! Continue reading Very Berry Smoothie